James Ellington, currently the second-fastest sprinter in England and an Olympic hopeful, has been forced to put himself on eBay to find a sponsorship deal to allow him to compete in next year’s Olympics.
Kraft Foods is to axe around 200 jobs at Cadbury, just days after the end of a two-year pledge it signed not to cull British jobs.
DMGT morning freesheet Metro is slashing its agency sales force by more than half as part of a “group wide strategy to generate cost-savings”, just before the festive season.
Andrew Mercer, advertising director at the Radio Times, is leaving the magazine after more than 10 years.
Bob Lord, the global chief executive of Razorfish, has been selected to replace Laura Lang as head of additional Vivaki digital agencies Big Fuel, Denuo, Digitas and Phonevalley.
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The international investment management company named Michael Siciliano as Head of North American sales. Siciliano joins from Merganser Capital Management in Boston.
DLA Piper named Tom Kerr Williams as a partner within its Employment, Pensions & Benefits practice in London. Williams joins from Baker & McKenzie.